ADS Level 7 - Research Coordinator and Data Analyst - Applied Human Sciences (Grant Funded)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Date of Posting: 
May 4, 2017
Applied Human Sciences
ADS Level 7 - Research Coordinator and Data Analyst
Part-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work: 

30 hours per week 

$52,363 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded)

As soon as possible for 12 month term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)


A research team in the provinces of New Brunswick (NB) and Prince Edward Island (PEI), based at the Université de Moncton and PEI University, is seeking a coordinator and data analyst for a one-year term to coordinate a research project entitled “Creation of a Comprehensive Health Profile of Children in NB and PEI and Development of Intra-Provincial Population-Based Birth Cohorts”. This position is for the NB and PEI components of the project.

The project aims to identify and evaluate selected administrative datasets from NB and PEI to create two intra-provincial health profiles of 18-month-old children and likewise to establish the foundation for a birth cohort database in each province using existing datasets. The outcomes will yield important insights into children’s health status and trajectory that can be used toward chronic disease prevention to reduce the needs for complex care later in life. The study will lay the foundation for a future birth cohort databases that will allow various stakeholders and knowledge users to monitor and report on child health over the long term, and to evaluate current practices and future health interventions to establish well-informed and effective primary prevention strategies.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in achieving the research objectives and in the completion of the project. This person will coordinate the project, manage and analyze the data. He or she will also work closely with the NB Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT) to achieve the project’s objectives. The successful candidate will report to the principal investigators of this project.


• To provide administrative support, including organizing meetings and functions, as required
• To work with a variety of stakeholders, including academics, policy-makers, families and non-profit agencies, to develop and implement an effective knowledge translation (KT) strategy  
• To manage datasets
• To filter and “clean” data, analyze data and create reporting tools
• To help create the blueprint for an intra-provincial database
• To help conduct literature reviews
• Additional responsibilities may be added


• Master’s degree or equivalent in related field
• Technical expertise regarding database development and management
• Strong knowledge of and experience with databases (e.g., SQL) and programming
• Excellent knowledge of government administrative datasets and of privacy issues with these datasets
• Advanced statistical skills to carry multivariate statistical analyses using large datasets, and experience using statistical packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS)Experiences as data manager-analyst and in coordinating complex projects with multiple partners from different sectors and institutions
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize and analyze large amount of information with attention to detail and accuracy
• Effective and interactive communication skills
• Excellent writing skills, strong report writing, and computer skills using the Microsoft suite
• Strong English language skills; proficiency in French will be an asset
• Excellent planning, coordinating and organizational skills
• Experiences searching online article databases and identifying and synthesizing key articles

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

S. Sparks

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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